Rebecca Beinart has generously invited me to present an event for the Nourishment Programme, which she runs at Primary - an artist-led organisation that have transformed a disused victorian school building in inner-city Nottingham into a cultural resource.
Primary are home to an ever-growing garden and the SMALL FOOD BAKERY which is run by Kimberley Bell. The bakery provides sustainable food for the community and advocates for food justice, particularly seed sovereignty. They work with a strong network of UK bakers, millers and farmers towards building an alternative grain economy to the current industrial status quo. Kim will be providing heritage grains for us to sow during the event along with delicious goodies from the bakery. Anyone involved in saving seeds and wanting to learn more is welcome, places are limited and need to be booked in advance.
Along with other artists from LPW and beyond, i've donated a print in aid of the Art auction to raise funds for the DEC, supporting the disasters in Syria and Turkey.
Gartree High School X LCB Art Auction for Action. students and staff have teamed up to to raise funds for those affected by the disasters in Syria and Turkey.
LCB DEPOT are working with staff and students from Gartree; students will be helping to run the auction on the night!
Date: Thursday 6th April from 6pm-8pm
Location: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RE
The money raised on the night will continue to allow charities that work under the DEC to provide shelter, medical support, food and clothing to the Turkish and Syrian people affected.
For one night only, guests will have the opportunity to bid on pieces of artwork from big name local artists, such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Florence Lee, Olivier Leger, Jane French, David Maddock, Sarah Kirby...and more! There will also be the opportunity to bid live on 5 special pieces selected by Gartree students!
Mrs David, art teacher at Gartree says...
“As a school, we have students with connections to Turkey and Syria and on hearing about the earthquakes and the devastation caused, we immediately wanted to do something to support those affected. Along with the generous artists who have donated an amazing variety of art work, our students have also been getting creative in the hope to make the auction and the funds raised as successful as possible.”
Jessica David (Teacher of Art & Design – Gartree High School)
You can keep up to date with the art, the cause and the event via Instagram at @artauction_foraction.